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Old 09-03-2016, 01:57 PM   #11
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I believe the license plate light can be replaced with a similar bulb.
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Old 09-03-2016, 02:21 PM   #12
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Old 09-03-2016, 02:26 PM   #13
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In any event, if you ordered the range hood, you will probably want to replace that "useless" bulb with a brighter LED. I got them from Amazon. They are Jtech 4x T10 921 194 24-SMD LED bulbs.
I so agree with you Carl
We installed a automotive LED interior light, this works great http://www.walmart.ca/en/ip/led-inte.../6000096432553
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Old 09-03-2016, 02:38 PM   #14
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I believe the license plate light can be replaced with a similar bulb.
Why would you?
That bulb is getting power from the tow vehicle. Not saving any energy.
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Why would you?
That bulb is getting power from the tow vehicle. Not saving any energy.
Well, to be exact, it would save a TINY amount of energy

Physics.

But perhaps there is surplus electrical energy in a tug?



Ok maybe so one would likely never have to replace a burned out LED bulb?

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Charlie and Lucy! Great news. Look forward to seeing you there. Our build sheet is due 09/22/16...Dah!
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Well, to be exact, it would save a TINY amount of energy

You aren't taking into consideration the energy used to make the LED bulb and the waste in disposing of a bulb that serves its purpose.
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The stock bulb burned out quickly, the LED will last longer and burn brighter.....and pull less power from your source, what ever that may be.
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You aren't taking into consideration the energy used to make the LED bulb and the waste in disposing of a bulb that serves its purpose.
True. True.
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Well, to be exact, it would save a TINY amount of energy

Physics.

But perhaps there is surplus electrical energy in a tug?

No surplus - the tug only generates what it needs, and that generation loads the engine and so uses fuel. But "tiny" is right... maybe even "infinitesimal".

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Ok maybe so one would likely never have to replace a burned out LED bulb?

Ideally, the LED will last very much longer... but there is a significant chance of early failure. If the tail lights (which is the circuit with the license plate lamp) are only on at night, most people would find that a conventional incandescent bulb will last quite a few years.

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You aren't taking into consideration the energy used to make the LED bulb and the waste in disposing of a bulb that serves its purpose.
I agree - environmentally, a lamp this small probably isn't worth building to replace an incandescent.
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